UK Weather: Where Met Office’s ‘danger to life’ 90mph wind warnings will batter Brits


Brits are set to be battered by 90mph gales in a 12-hour ‘danger to life’ weather alert.

The Met Office issued the yellow warning for wind to take place from 12am Monday, December 13 until 12pm (lunchtime).

A second alert has been put in place between 12am and 6am today as well.

It comes after parts of the north and Scotland endured treacherous conditions during Storm Arwen and Storm Barra at the end of November and the beginning of this month.

However, the adverse weather is set to make a comeback in severe gusts that could cause power cuts and damage to buildings.

Strong gales up to 90mph are going to batter Brits today
Strong gales up to 90mph are going to batter Brits today

The weather agency warns: “Injuries and danger to life from flying debris are possible. Some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs, could happen.

“Road, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible. Some roads and bridges may close, power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage.

The 'danger to life' weather warnings are in place until 12pm
The ‘danger to life’ weather warnings are in place until 12pm

“Injuries and danger to life could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties.”

The report adds the strong winds are predicted to come in from overnight into the Monday morning and will ease over time throughout the day.

Wind gusts can reach between 80 and 85mph and in excess of 90mph in a few locations, the Met Office has warned.

Strong gales will smash into the coast of the British Isles in the morning
Strong gales will smash into the coast of the British Isles in the morning

The strong gales will be from a western or southwestern direction.

Those affected include northern and western Scotland, particularly along this area of the coast of the British Isles.

Residents living in Na h-Eileanan Siar, Highland, Argyll and Bute, Orkney Islands, and Shetland Islands are being warned to remain vigilant during the heavy winds.

The full Met Office forecast for Sunday and into Monday reads: “Winds briefly reaching severe gale or storm force across far northwest and north of Scotland; windy in other northern areas.

“Patchy rain moving southeast across most parts, clear spells following but heavy, blustery showers in northwest. Very mild in south.

“Rain stalling across parts of Wales, central and eastern England, perhaps heavy. Drier, mild, and occasionally bright further south. Elsewhere, some sunshine but showers too, these mainly in the northwest.”

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